New top story from Time: Netflix’s Pensive Stowaway Tangles with Issues of Morality, and Selfhood, in Space

When it comes to movies set in space, the line between meditative and boring is a slender one. Unless the plot involves slimy alien Gigercritters bursting out of chest cavities, movie astronauts seem to spend a lot of time opening and closing one airlock door after another, while occasionally gazing out the window and marveling … Continue reading New top story from Time: Netflix’s Pensive Stowaway Tangles with Issues of Morality, and Selfhood, in Space

New top story from Time: Can the Ambitious, Uneven Rutherford Falls Do for American History What The Good Place Did for Philosophy?

It begins, like so many conflicts these days, with a monument to a dead white guy. At issue isn’t the legacy of its subject, Lawrence “Big Larry” Rutherford, the founder of the fictional Upstate New York town that gives Peacock’s Rutherford Falls its title, so much as the fact that his bronze likeness sits smack … Continue reading New top story from Time: Can the Ambitious, Uneven Rutherford Falls Do for American History What The Good Place Did for Philosophy?

New top story from Time: The Quetta Bombing Shows That China’s Growing Global Presence Comes With Risk

On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a online speech at the Bo’ao Forum, touted as Asia’s version of the World Economic Forum at Davos. In it, he once again talked up his signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—a $1 trillion transcontinental trade and infrastructure network—hailing it as a “public road open to all” that … Continue reading New top story from Time: The Quetta Bombing Shows That China’s Growing Global Presence Comes With Risk

New top story from Time: India Reports a Global Record of 314,000 New Coronavirus Cases in a Day

NEW DELHI — India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world’s second-most populous country sends more and more sick people into a fragile health care system critically short of hospital beds and oxygen. The 314,000 infections added in the past 24 hours raise … Continue reading New top story from Time: India Reports a Global Record of 314,000 New Coronavirus Cases in a Day

New top story from Time: Indonesia Is Searching for a Missing Submarine With 53 People Aboard

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s navy ships are intensely searching the waters where one of its submarines was last detected before it disappeared with 53 people on board, as neighboring countries are set to join the complex operation. The KRI Nanggala 402 was participating in a training exercise Wednesday when it missed a scheduled reporting call. … Continue reading New top story from Time: Indonesia Is Searching for a Missing Submarine With 53 People Aboard

New top story from Time: Israel Says It Struck Targets in Syria in Retaliation for a Missile Attack

JERUSALEM — A missile launched from Syria was fired into southern Israel early Thursday, setting off air raid sirens near the country’s top-secret nuclear reactor, the Israeli military said. In response, it said it attacked the missile launcher and air-defense systems in neighboring Syria. The incident, marking the most serious violence between Israel and Syria … Continue reading New top story from Time: Israel Says It Struck Targets in Syria in Retaliation for a Missile Attack

New top story from Time: ‘It Was All Worth It.’ After Being Injured and Arrested by Police, These George Floyd Protesters Now Feel Vindicated

The repercussions Coricia Campbell felt for protesting George Floyd’s death last May were devastating. Not only was she arrested, but while she was sitting in a Florida jail for almost two days, the 32-year-old Marine veteran missed an important surgery to remove her gallbladder. Campbell, who suffers from irritable bowel syndrome and gastro­esophageal ­reflux ­disease, … Continue reading New top story from Time: ‘It Was All Worth It.’ After Being Injured and Arrested by Police, These George Floyd Protesters Now Feel Vindicated

New top story from Time: ‘Still So Much Work to be Done.’ Buoyed by Chauvin Trial Results, the Police Reform Movement Looks Ahead

A collective sigh—whether of release, relief, shock or discomfort—was felt across the city of Minneapolis, and much of the U.S., on Tuesday afternoon, as Judge Peter Cahill read a jury’s verdict for all three charges filed against former Minneapolis police department (MPD) officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd: guilty of second-degree murder, … Continue reading New top story from Time: ‘Still So Much Work to be Done.’ Buoyed by Chauvin Trial Results, the Police Reform Movement Looks Ahead

New top story from Time: The World’s Leading Medical Journals Don’t Write About Racism. That’s a Problem

Over the past year, rising deaths from COVID-19, police brutality, anti-Asian hate crimes, and the inequitable damage of climate breakdown, have made the manifold harms of racism easier for everyone to see. Harms that were once shielded from public consumption by segregation or shrouded from public scrutiny by stories depicting the U.S. as a nation … Continue reading New top story from Time: The World’s Leading Medical Journals Don’t Write About Racism. That’s a Problem

New top story from Time: How the Biden Administration Plans to Convince Skeptical Republicans to Get Vaccinated

Christina Nunnally was driving to work when she heard on the radio that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last week. As the chief quality officer for a network of primary care clinics … Continue reading New top story from Time: How the Biden Administration Plans to Convince Skeptical Republicans to Get Vaccinated

New top story from Time: His Predecessors Dodged Race. Biden Embraces It

This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. I don’t think I’m that old. But I’ve followed presidential candidates through the ethanol fields of Iowa and apple orchards of New Hampshire enough times to remember when most … Continue reading New top story from Time: His Predecessors Dodged Race. Biden Embraces It

New top story from Time: The Vibe Will Be Different at This Year’s Oscars—and That’s a Good Thing

You can pretend not to care about the Oscars, but even the most hardened souls secretly thrill to their glamour. The sometimes heartfelt, sometimes pretentious speeches; the occasional surprise underdog winner; and for sure the gowns—the tradition of the event still means something. But this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, on April 25, has demanded some … Continue reading New top story from Time: The Vibe Will Be Different at This Year’s Oscars—and That’s a Good Thing

New top story from Time: The Derek Chauvin Verdict Is Haunted by the Ghosts of Those Who Found No Justice

When Judge Peter Cahill read the verdict that Derek Chauvin was guilty on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd I imagined ghosts dancing around the courtroom. They leapt from chair to chair. Shouting, laughing, and crying all at once. They were the dead who haunted this trial—Black people, across generations, who died … Continue reading New top story from Time: The Derek Chauvin Verdict Is Haunted by the Ghosts of Those Who Found No Justice

New top story from Time: The ‘America First Caucus’ Is Backtracking, But Its Mistaken Ideas About ‘Anglo-Saxon’ History Still Have Scholars Concerned

The idea of an “America First Caucus” seems to have hit a snag. A draft of a policy platform leaked last Friday, revealing that members of Congress, led by Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, were planning to launch a group united by a “common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.” The next day, following … Continue reading New top story from Time: The ‘America First Caucus’ Is Backtracking, But Its Mistaken Ideas About ‘Anglo-Saxon’ History Still Have Scholars Concerned

New top story from Time: What Will Office Life Be Like After the Pandemic? This Australian Fintech Company May Have the Answer

Katherine McConnell wanted to make sure that she and her employees didn’t fall back into their old habits when they returned to the office in Sydney, Australia—where the coronavirus situation has stabilized—after several months of working from home. So McConnell, the founder and CEO of financial technology company Brighte, implemented a flexible working policy, allowing … Continue reading New top story from Time: What Will Office Life Be Like After the Pandemic? This Australian Fintech Company May Have the Answer

New top story from Time: The Urgent Need to Change the Language We Use to Talk About the Climate Crisis

Forty years ago, as I was leaving my friend’s house to throw a baseball outside, his father stopped us for inspection. “Where are you going?” Peter’s father asked. “When will you be back?” And most pointedly: “Have you done your homework?” Peter had, but I had not. “I’ll get around to it,” I said. “Ah, … Continue reading New top story from Time: The Urgent Need to Change the Language We Use to Talk About the Climate Crisis

New top story from Time: Judith Butler: Creating an Inhabitable World for Humans Means Dismantling Rigid Forms of Individuality

However differently we register this pandemic we understand it as global; it brings home the fact that we are implicated in a shared world. The capacity of living human creatures to affect one another can be a matter of life or death. Because so many resources are not equitably shared, and so many have only … Continue reading New top story from Time: Judith Butler: Creating an Inhabitable World for Humans Means Dismantling Rigid Forms of Individuality

New top story from Time: The Death Penalty Declines As Global Recorded Executions Reach Lowest Level in a Decade

Globally, at least 483 people are known to have been executed in 2020. Shocking as this figure is, it’s the lowest number of executions recorded by Amnesty International in at least a decade, marking a decrease of 26% compared to 2019, and 70% from the peak of 1,634 executions in 2015. It’s clear to see … Continue reading New top story from Time: The Death Penalty Declines As Global Recorded Executions Reach Lowest Level in a Decade

New top story from Time: ‘A Giant Step Forward.’ Joe Biden Pledges Police Reform After Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris praised the guilty verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd, but cautioned that the fight for racial justice in the United States is nowhere near complete. “This can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America,” Biden said … Continue reading New top story from Time: ‘A Giant Step Forward.’ Joe Biden Pledges Police Reform After Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict

New top story from Time: Black Citizens of Minneapolis Have Been ‘Living in a Perpetual State of Trauma.’ Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict Only Begins to Relieve It

If a city had a pulse, Minneapolis’ collective heart would have been racing. Hours before the former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, public radio hosts spoke of a city that has already endured collective trauma. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, in a Monday press conference with the mayors of the … Continue reading New top story from Time: Black Citizens of Minneapolis Have Been ‘Living in a Perpetual State of Trauma.’ Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict Only Begins to Relieve It